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Cameco Says Cigar Lake Landfill Double-Fenced to Keep Wolves at Bay

posted Nov 21, 2016, 12:15 PM by chloe owens

8/30/16, by Dan Zakreski, CBS News

Cameco says Cigar Lake landfill double-fenced to keep wolves at bay

Wildlife officers are scouring the bush around Cameco’s Cigar Lake mine site in northern Saskatchewan searching for a lone wolf that attacked a worker early Monday morning…This is the third wolf attack in 12 years in northern Saskatchewan…22-year old geology student Kenton Carnegie was killed by a wolf pack near Points North Landing, a supply camp in the same area as the earlier attack. An inquest into his death suggested that unfenced landfills attracted the wolves to the area…the company took the inquest findings to heart and hired international wolf expert Paul Paquet to structure the landfills and educate staff on dealing with large predators. Gereghty said there are clear protocols for disposing of food waste.